Grants to Close the Opportunity Gaps Affecting Achievement
NWEA offers Educators for Equity Grants to foster academic growth among underserved students, including those who are economically disadvantaged and Englishlearners. Proposed programs should be equity-focused, evidence-based, culturally relevant to students served, and explicitly designed to improve academic opportunities and outcomes. Eligible applicants are US public schools or schools and districts serving preK–12. Faith-based schools that accept students of all beliefs and backgrounds may apply as well. Teachers, principals, and education experts can apply on behalf of their schools or organizations. Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded.
Do you remember dreaming about your career hopes, dreams, and fears as an elementary or middle school student, and how these thoughts may someday impact whom you may become when you grow up? For some of us, we can recall these memories just like they occurred yesterday. Yet for others—like myself—it has been almost five decades to reconnect the learning dots of the how and why I have landed in my science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) leadership career.
The novel coronavirus pandemic set off a race for schools to launch remote learning efforts to keep children from falling behind. In “The Digital Divide and Remote Learning,” an episode of Harvard EdCast, Lecturer Uche Amaechi, EdD ‘16, illuminates the tension that arises for schools trying to find a balance in continuing education in equitable ways for all students.
EmbraceRace was founded in early 2016 by two parents (one Black, the other biracial, Black/White) who set out to create the community and gather the resources they needed (and still need) to meet the challenges they face raising children in a world where race matters.